ISLAMABAD: In response to the allegations of the opposition leaders, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday said it was fully aware of its constitutional and legal obligations and determined to discharge its responsibilities without any pressure.
The election commission said whether it was general election or senate, local bodies, or by polls, it was ready to ensure free, fair and transparent elections in the country.
The statement said the ECP had made a significant progress in the foreign funding case, despite Covid-19 pandemic, busy court schedule of lawyers, and retirement of one of the members of the scrutiny committee.
It said the scrutiny committee had been instructed to hold at least three meetings in a week so that foreign funding case could be taken to its logical conclusion.
A day ago, reminding the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) of its constitutional responsibilities, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz had said the ECP was supposed to uphold respect of people’s vote.
“The biggest scam of Pakistan’s history is Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) foreign funding case, which was filed about six and a half years ago,” Maryam Nawaz had said while addressing the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) outside the ECP headquarters in Islamabad.
The ECP held only 80 hearings in about seven years, while Nawaz’s case was heard on daily basis, she had said.